Joint Legislative Public Hearings On
2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal
February 12, 2018
10:00 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Howard Zucker, MD, JD
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Maria T. Vullo
Superintendent, NYS Department of Financial Services

Dennis Rosen
Inspector General, New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

Bea Grause
President, Healthcare Association of NYS – HANYS

Kenneth Raske
President, Greater New York Hospital Association

Dr. Steven Safyer, MD
President & CEO, Montefiore Health System

Helen Schaub
NY State Policy and Legislature Director, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Joanne Cunningham
President, Home Care Association of NYS

Claudia Hammar
President, NYS Association of Health Care Providers

Stephen Hanse
President & CEO, New York State Health Facilities Association

Nancy Leveilli
Executive Director for the Foundation for Quality Care

Ami Schnauber
Vice President of Advocacy/Public Policy, LeadingAge New York

Eric Linzer
President and CEO, New York Health Plan Association

Rose Duhan
President & CEO, Community Health Care Association of NYS (CHCANYS)

Morris Auster
Senior Vice President and Chief Legislative Counsel, Medical Society State of New York

Jill Furillo, RN
Executive Director, NYS Nurses Association

Edward Scharfenberger
Bishop, Archdiocese of New York

Jenn Hyde
Catholic Charities Tri Country Services

Dr. Carol Smith
President, NYS Association of County Health Officials

Neal Kalish
Director, United Ambulette Coalition

John Tomassi
President, Upstate Transportation Association

Kathy Febraio, CAE
Executive Director, Pharmacists Society of New York State

Roxanne Richardson

Michael Duteau
President, Chain Pharmacy Association of NYS

Bill Hammond
Director of Health Policy, Empire Center for Public Policy

Cheryl Spulecki
President, NYS Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Dr. Juan Quintana, MHS, CRNA
President, America Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Jo Wiederhorn
President and CEO, Associated Medical Schools of New York

Dr. Rose Berkun, MD
Immediate Past President, NYS Society of Anesthesiologists

Dr. Vilma Joseph, MD

Amy Kennedy
Executive Director, NYS Center for Assisted Living

Lisa Newcomb
Executive Director, Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL)

Lauri Cole
Executive Director, NYS Council for Community Behavioral Health Care

Louise Cohen
CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation

Bryan O’Malley
Executive Director, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS

Julie Hart
Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Allison Cook
NY Policy Manager, Paraprofessional Health Institute

Dr. Gregg Beratan
Manager of Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights

Dr. James McGuirk, PhD
CEO, ASTOR Services for Children & Families

Andrea Smyth
Executive Director, NYS Coalition for Children for Behavioral Health

Tim Hathaway
Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse NY

Steven Sanders
Executive Director, Agencies for Children’s Therapy Services (ACTS)

Rebecca Novick
Director of Health Law Unit, Legal Aid Society

Charles King
President and CEO, Housing Works

Robin Chapelle Golston
President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts

Written Testimony
Eric F. Grossman
President, Advocates for Children of New York

Christy Parque
President and CEO, The Coalition for Behavioral Health

Esther Rosner
Social Work Policy Intern, Harm Reduction Coalition

Annette Gaudino
Co-Director, HCV/HIV Project

Donna Tilghman
SAPIS Chapter Secretary, Board of Education Employees

Molly Johnson-Heck
Interim Executive Director, Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation

John J. Coppola, MSW
Executive Director, NY Association of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Providers, Inc.

Blair Horner
Director, New York Public Interest Research Group

Richard E. Barnes
Executive Director, New York State Catholic Conference

Thomas J. Faith
New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Center

Clifton Garmon
Senior Policy Analyst, VOCAL-NY

Irene Jor
New York Director, New York Caring Majority

Ellie Carlton, PHD.
Residential Treatment Facility Team leader, ASTOR, Services for Children & Families

Sharon Chesna, APN.
Education & Advocacy Chairperson, Association of Perinatal Network of NY, Inc.

New York Health Home Coalition

Executive Director and CEO ADRC, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

Glenn Liebman
CEO, Mental Health Association in NYS, Inc.

Joe Baker
President, Medicare Rights Center

Carrie Tracy
Health Care for All New York

Adam Prizio
Health Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Jack Beck
The Correctional Association of NY

Luanne Brown
CEO, Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network

Max W. Hadler
Senior Manager, Health Policy New York Immigration Coalition, (NYIC)

Ben Anderson, JD
Director of Health Policy, The Children’s Defense Fund

Melissa Tanis
Program Associate, RAPP, Release Aging People in Prison

Leishia Smallwood, MPA
Director, NYS Health Education Center (AHEC) System

Valerie Bogart, Esq.
NYLAG, New York Legal Assistance Group

New York Caring Majority

Kristin Salvi
Government Relations Manager Nurse-Family Partnership

Dr. John Lamonica
President, New York Chiropractic Council

Ann Marie Selfridge
Vice President NYS Adult Day Services Association, Inc.

Sarah C. Nosal, MD, FAAFP,
President NYS Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP)

Scott Amrhein
President, CCLC, Continuing Care Leadership Coalition

Sharon Duke
Chair, iHealth, Inc.

Samantha DeLair
Executive Director, NY Center for Kidney Transportation

Winning Beginning New York

Jane Ginsburg
Executive Director, Coalition of NYS Alzheimer’s Association Chapters